A discussion of six major cultural transformations:
I. The Hominization of the Primates; II. Symbolization and the Origins of Art in the Upper Paleolithic; III. Agriculturalization and the Shift from Hunting and Gathering; IV. Civilization and the Rise of Cities in Ancient Sumer; V. Industrialization: The Shift from Agricultural Civilizations; VI. Planetization: The Shift from Warring Industrial Nation-States to a New World Order. Author William Irwin Thompson is founder of the Lindisfarne Association.